Simmie Cobbs, WR, Indiana: 2018 NFL Draft Scouting Report

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - NOVEMBER 25: Simmie Cobbs Jr. /

Simmie Cobbs was one of the best receivers in the Big 10 and he’s taking his talents to the 2018 NFL Draft

Despite missing an entire collegiate season Indiana wide receiver Simmie Cobbs will be one of the more intriguing names in a loaded 2018 NFL Draft wide receiver class. Projected to be a day two draft pick Cobbs brings several intriguing traits to the football field.

Cobbs is fourth in program history with seven 100-yard games, and he is eighth with 139 receptions and 1,990 yards.

Here’s a closer look at one of the better receivers in Hoosiers history.


Height: 6’4

Weight: 220 lbs


Cobbs is a classic big body receiver who will start on the outside and force his way down the football field. He’s always a target in the redzone and can be found in the back corner of the endzone.

He’ll also make plays with the ball in his hands, as shown on the play below where he navigates across the field for an unlikely touchdown.

Cobbs has reliable hands and consistently fights for yards after the catch. He’ll track the ball well and work his way back to the football to aid his quarterback.


Cobbs doesn’t create much separation from defensive backs on his routes. Some of that is speed and some is route efficiency. The route efficiency can be cleaned up, but it’ll hinder his stock leading up to the draft.

Cobbs is a slightly above average run blocker, but he doesn’t always finish through the play. I also want to see him sell his routes better when he’s not the primary target.

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Simmie Cobbs is a quality receiver who could start in the NFL and have a quality career. I project him to be a third round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft who might start on the bench but could push for a starting job.